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1985 New England Patriots

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11-5-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.8, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 3.8, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (22.6/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 290 points (18.1/g), 6th.
 Differential of 72 points (4.5/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

Coach: Raymond Berry (11-5-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

Stadium: Sullivan Stadium
 Training Camp: Bryant College (Smithfield, Rhode Island)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Billy Sullivan
General Manager Pat Sullivan
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 362 5499 1061 5.2 42 20 15 294 255 457 3168 20 22 6.4 153 565 2331 15 4.1 126
Team Defense 290 4714 1042 4.5 47 24 24 284 262 525 3059 14 23 5.3 168 466 1655 15 3.6 92
Lg Rank Offense 10 9 23 20 18 25 14 15 14 6 4 6 15 12
Lg Rank Defense 6 7 3 2 8 19 9 2 9 6 11 6 12 4

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 Green Bay Packers 26 20 26 410 202 208 5 16 205 146 59 2
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 1-1 @ Chicago Bears 7 20 10 206 179 27 4 18 369 209 160 2
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 @ Buffalo Bills 17 14 14 227 105 122 2 16 306 251 55 1
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-2 Los Angeles Raiders 20 35 13 287 190 97 4 15 296 152 144 2
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-3 @ Cleveland Browns 20 24 18 400 291 109 3 28 447 301 146 5
6 Sun October 13 boxscore W 3-3 Buffalo Bills 14 3 18 400 318 82 4 13 162 90 72 4
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 4-3 New York Jets 20 13 20 284 155 129 1 13 303 220 83 3
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-3 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32 14 18 420 223 197 2 14 209 130 79 2
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-3 Miami Dolphins 17 13 22 380 177 203 4 19 236 145 91 4
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-3 Indianapolis Colts 34 15 17 297 156 141 1 16 282 179 103 5
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 20 13 14 285 198 87 2 19 324 189 135 4
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L OT 8-4 @ New York Jets 13 16 21 399 225 174 2 20 401 291 110 2
13 Sun December 1 boxscore W 9-4 @ Indianapolis Colts 38 31 24 412 276 136 1 23 300 170 130 2
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-4 Detroit Lions 23 6 23 352 136 216 1 15 246 141 105 3
15 Mon December 16 boxscore L 10-5 @ Miami Dolphins 27 30 19 321 199 122 4 22 269 177 92 4
16 Sun December 22 boxscore W 11-5 Cincinnati Bengals 34 23 17 419 138 281 2 17 359 268 91 2
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 28 boxscore W 12-5 @ New York Jets 26 14 12 258 159 99 15 240 182 58 4
Division Sun January 5 boxscore W 13-5 @ Los Angeles Raiders 27 20 15 254 98 156 2 17 287 124 163 6
ConfChamp Sun January 12 boxscore W 14-5 @ Miami Dolphins 31 14 21 326 71 255 2 18 302 234 68 6
SuperBowl Sun January 26 boxscore L 14-6 N Chicago Bears 10 46 12 123 116 7 6 23 408 241 167 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
11 Tony Eason 26 QB 16 10 6-4-0 168 299 56.2 2156 11 3.7 17 5.7 90 7.2 5.4 12.8 134.8 67.5 28 229 5.89 4.23 8.6
14 Steve Grogan 32 qb 7 6 5-1-0 85 156 54.5 1311 7 4.5 5 3.2 56 8.4 7.9 15.4 187.3 84.1 11 86 7.34 6.83 6.6 2 3
32 Craig James* 24 FB 16 14 2 2 100.0 16 2 100.0 0 0.0 11 8.0 28.0 8.0 1.0 139.6 0 0 8.00 28.00 0.0
Team Total 26.8 16 11-5-0 255 457 55.8 3483 20 4.4 22 4.8 90 7.6 6.3 13.7 217.7 74.9 39 315 6.39 5.20 7.9 2 3
Opp Total 16 262 525 49.9 3393 14 2.7 23 4.4 6.5 5.02 13.0 212.1 61.2 51 334 5.3 4.0 8.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
32 Craig James* 24 FB 16 14 263 1227 5 65 4.7 76.7 16.4 27 360 13.3 2 90 1.7 22.5 1587 7 8
33 Tony Collins 26 RB 16 16 163 657 3 28 4.0 41.1 10.2 52 549 10.6 2 49 3.3 34.3 1206 5 6
30 Mosi Tatupu 30 rb 16 2 47 152 2 11 3.2 9.5 2.9 2 16 8.0 0 15 0.1 1.0 168 2 1
24 Robert Weathers 25 16 0 41 174 1 42 4.2 10.9 2.6 2 18 9.0 0 13 0.1 1.1 192 1 0
11 Tony Eason 26 QB 16 10 22 70 1 23 3.2 4.4 1.4 70 1 4
14 Steve Grogan 32 qb 7 6 20 29 2 12 1.5 4.1 2.9 29 2 6
80 Irving Fryar* 23 PR/WR 16 14 7 27 1 13 3.9 1.7 0.4 39 670 17.2 7 56 2.4 41.9 697 8 4
86 Stanley Morgan 30 WR 15 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 39 760 19.5 5 50 2.6 50.7 760 5 1
1 Tony Franklin 29 K 16 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.3 0.1 -5 0 0
88 Derrick Ramsey 29 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 285 10.2 1 26 1.8 17.8 285 1 1
83 Cedric Jones 25 wr 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 237 11.3 2 29 1.3 14.8 237 2 0
87 Lin Dawson 26 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 148 8.7 0 26 1.1 9.3 148 0 1
81 Stephen Starring 24 KR 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 235 14.7 0 40 1.0 14.7 235 0 4
82 Derwin Williams 24 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 163 18.1 0 30 0.6 10.2 163 0 0
27 Greg Hawthorne 29 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 42 14.0 1 28 0.2 2.8 42 1 0
Team Total 26.8 16 565 2331 15 65 4.1 145.7 35.3 255 3483 13.7 20 90 15.9 217.7 5814 35 37
Opp Total 16 466 1655 15 3.6 103.4 29.1 262 3059 11.7 14 16.4 191.2 4714 29 36

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
81 Stephen Starring 24 KR 16 1 2 0 0 0 0.0 48 1012 0 53 21.1 1247
80 Irving Fryar* 23 PR/WR 16 14 37 520 2 85 14.1 3 39 0 24 13.0 1256
83 Cedric Jones 25 wr 16 3 3 37 0 20 12.3 274
38 Roland James 27 SS 16 16 2 13 0 13 6.5 13
28 Jim Bowman 22 16 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -3
27 Greg Hawthorne 29 15 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 55
32 Craig James* 24 FB 16 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 1587
24 Robert Weathers 25 16 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 210
Team Total 26.8 16 42 530 2 85 12.6 57 1119 0 53 19.6 7463
Opp Total 16 56 598 0 10.7 76 1434 0 18.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
3 Rich Camarillo 26 P 16 0 92 3953 75 0 43.0
1 Tony Franklin 29 K 16 0 1 1 9 7 9 9 9 5 2 2 30 24 80.0% 41 40 97.6%
Team Total 26.8 16 1 1 9 7 9 9 9 5 2 2 30 24 80.0% 41 40 97.6% 92 3953 75 0 43.0
Opp Total 16 25 22 88.0% 32 30 93.8% 97 3928 40.5

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
56 Andre Tippett*+ 26 LOLB 16 16 16.5 0 0 4 25 1
32 Craig James* 24 FB 16 14 0 8 4 -7 0
60 Garin Veris 22 de 16 4 10.0 0 0 2 0 0
55 Don Blackmon 27 ROLB 14 14 8.0 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
31 Fred Marion* 26 FS 16 16 7 189 0 83 0 0 0 3 9 0
33 Tony Collins 26 RB 16 16 0 6 2 0 0
77 Kenneth Sims 26 LDE 13 13 5.5 0 0 2 0 0
85 Julius Adams 37 RDE 16 12 5.0 0 0 2 12 0
14 Steve Grogan 32 qb 7 6 0 6 1 -10 0
26 Raymond Clayborn* 30 RCB 16 16 6 80 1 38 0
11 Tony Eason 26 QB 16 10 0 4 1 -19 0
38 Roland James 27 SS 16 16 4 51 0 39 0 0 1 0 0 0
57 Steve Nelson* 34 LILB 15 15 2.0 0 0 3 0 0
81 Stephen Starring 24 KR 16 1 0 4 1 0 0
80 Irving Fryar* 23 PR/WR 16 14 0 4 0 0 0
50 Larry McGrew 28 RILB 13 13 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Ronnie Lippett 25 LCB 16 16 3 93 0 58 0
52 Johnny Rembert 24 rilb 16 6 0 0 3 9 1
87 Lin Dawson 26 TE 16 13 0 1 1 0 0
76 Brian Holloway* 26 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
30 Mosi Tatupu 30 rb 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
90 Toby Williams 26 nt 5 3 2.0
83 Cedric Jones 25 wr 16 3 0 0 1 15 1
23 Rod McSwain 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0
86 Stanley Morgan 30 WR 15 13 0 1 0 0 0
88 Derrick Ramsey 29 te 16 3 0 1 0 0 0
72 Lester Williams 26 nt 9 3 1.0
Team Total 26.8 16 51.0 23 427 1 83 0 0 37 37 34 3 2
Opp Total 16 39 36 12 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Tony Franklin 29 K 16 0 40 24 112
80 Irving Fryar* 23 PR/WR 16 14 1 7 2 10 60
32 Craig James* 24 FB 16 14 5 2 7 42
33 Tony Collins 26 RB 16 16 3 2 5 30
86 Stanley Morgan 30 WR 15 13 5 5 30
83 Cedric Jones 25 wr 16 3 2 1 3 18
14 Steve Grogan 32 qb 7 6 2 2 12
30 Mosi Tatupu 30 rb 16 2 2 2 12
26 Raymond Clayborn* 30 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
11 Tony Eason 26 QB 16 10 1 1 6
27 Greg Hawthorne 29 15 0 1 1 6
88 Derrick Ramsey 29 te 16 3 1 1 6
52 Johnny Rembert 24 rilb 16 6 1 1 6
56 Andre Tippett*+ 26 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
24 Robert Weathers 25 16 0 1 1 6
55 Don Blackmon 27 ROLB 14 14 2 4
Team Total 26.8 16 15 20 2 3 1 41 40 24 2 362
Opp Total 16 15 14 1 2 30 22 1 290